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Tomato, De Berao Braun (Organic)

Solanum lycopersicum. Brown/Maroon Paste. 65-70 days. Indet.

Plum-shaped fruit are a wonderful maroon-brown color with a little green on the shoulders. Big, vigorous plants provide extremely high yields of fat, 2-3 oz fruit that are good for sauce. A Russian variety named after the hats Russian cavalry once wore. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by seed saver Gerhard Bohl in Germany. Aka, De Berao Black.

Packet ≈ 30 seeds
$3.90

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1/2 g ≈ 150-250 seeds
$6.90

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2 g
$14.00

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1/4 oz
$32.00

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Geographical Origin

Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.

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  1. Salvatore

    Salvatore (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Southwestern US

    Really beautiful fruit, great flavor, productive beyond belief.

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  2. niteant

    Not What I Hoped For

    niteant (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    First, I was only able to fit in one plant, the best of my starts, in my small 10×10 space. It did not thrive, producing just 16 fruits half of which had to be picked green, after over 90 days in my sunny Portland community garden. I will plant again in another location, as it could not compete for sun with the vigorous sungold near it. It also was more susceptible to disease than other tomatoes in the garden. But the tomatoes were delicious and beautiful. If you have a bigger garden, it’s worth a try.

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